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eBook Kyoto (Holy Cities) ePub

by Richard Tames

  • ISBN: 0237514583
  • Category: Religions
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Richard Tames
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Evans Brothers Ltd (October 19, 1994)
  • Pages: 48
  • ePub book: 1316 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1381 kb
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  • Rating: 4.2
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Holy Cities examines the role of the world's major religions in the development of certain cities.

Holy Cities examines the role of the world's major religions in the development of certain cities. The books explore each city through those features which make up its unique identity and character.

Tames is also a Lecturer on London’s history for the Institute of Tourist Guiding. He has written over twenty books on different aspects of English history, including Shakespeare’s London on 5 Groats a Day. Books by Richard L. Tames.

0237514583 (ISBN13: 9780237514587). Tames is also a Lecturer on London’s history for the Institute of Tourist Guiding. Mor. rivia About Kyoto.

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As a whole the book is well-organized, moving along chronologically from the city's founding in 794 to modern times, discussing the characteristic cultural contributions of Kyoto distinctive to each era of Japanese history often with one as the primary focus ("The Tale of Genji", the schools of Buddhism, court verse, Zen, Noh drama, decorative art, the way of Tea, haiku, geisha, cinema, and the modern novel (those by Tanizaki, Mishima, and Kawabata))

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The original Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto-gosho), built in AD 794 and replaced several times after being destroyed by fire, remains one of the city's most visited historic sites. Although the present building was constructed in 1855, it still impresses. Occupying a large (once-walled) enclosure near the heart of the city, highlights include its finely decorated gates and important rooms and buildings, including the Hall for State Ceremonies (Shishinden), the Emperor's Residence (Seiryo-den), the Courtroom (Ko-gosho), and the Imperial Library.

Kyoto, Japan was voted the World's Best City, for the . Travel + Leisure voters have chosen Kyoto, Japan as World's Best City. Rounding out the top 10 of the World's Best Cities is the 4,000-year-old holy town of Jerusalem.

Kyoto, Japan was voted the World's Best City, for the second year in a row, in Travel + Leisure's annual awards. This year, nearly 17,000 readers participated in the travel survey. In seventh place, Krakow, Poland entered the list for the first time. The magazine's annual reader-voted awards are now in their 20th year. Also topping the list are classic Italian favourites, Florence and Rome, as well as Siem Reap, Cambodia, best known for the 12th century Buddhist temple Angkor Wat.